Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Good morning! Greetings from upstate New York, where I’ve been spending the last few days (driving back home later today). Had lots of fun over the weekend hanging out with the Tugboat Captain’s brother, catching up with some […]

Impossible but True: Pitch Ends Up in Ump’s Chest Pocket

Here’s a bizarre item that I missed over the weekend: During Sunday’s NCAA Regionals game between Arizona State and Fairfield, with the Sun Devils batting and runners on second and third, a pitch sailed past the Fairfield catcher’s mitt and struck the plate ump in just the right spot so that it plunked into […]

Did Bill Cowher Cause a Change in NFL Officials’ Unis?

Back in 1995, there was a now-famous incident involving Steelers coach Bill Cowher. The Steelers were facing the Vikings, and Vikes kicker Fuad Reveiz missed a field goal attempt during the second quarter. But Pittsburgh was penalized for having 12 men on the field, so Reveiz got a second chance, and this time his […]

Pocket Perfesser: Stengel’s Surprising Pants Modification

It all started when one of my Twitter followers, Dwayne White, tagged me while retweeting the Casey Stengel photo shown above and asked, “Ever seen a watch pocket on a pair of MLB pants?”

At first I thought, “Eh, that’s just a wrinkle in the pants that makes it look like a pocket. But […]